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Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Monterey Santa Barbara Summit Vineyard 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit inky on the nose with some earthy, oaky base notes and smoky herbs under hard mineral and black fruit aromas. This is intense. It's soft, creamy and a bit heavy in the mouth with a base of oak drenched in slightly tarry, raisin, black cherry and dried blackberry fruit. There's a nice brambly array of inner mouth perfumes here on the mid-palate along with late arriving strawberry preserves and herb flavors that bring a hint of heat as well. This is smooth and powerful but doesn't really have much of a finish other than a bit of alcoholic burn, with hints of clove and allspice. 87pts

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Region: USA » California » Monterey
Winery: Pali Wine Co.
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Editorial Reviews for Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Monterey Santa Barbara Summit Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
11/19/2012

A bit inky on the nose with some earthy, oaky base notes and smoky herbs under hard mineral and black fruit aromas. This is intense. It's soft, creamy and a bit heavy in the mouth with a base of oak drenched in slightly tarry, raisin, black cherry and dried blackberry fruit. There's a nice brambly array of inner mouth perfumes here on the mid-palate along with late arriving strawberry preserves and herb flavors that bring a hint of heat as well. This is smooth and powerful but doesn't really have much of a finish other than a bit of alcoholic burn, with hints of clove and allspice. 87pts




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